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Police seize loaded gun in Nando's raid and arrest seven teens

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Image caption Armed police seized a load handgun after a fight broke out among teenagers at this branch of Nando's in Birmingham

Seven teenagers have been arrested after police seized a loaded handgun in a raid on a branch of Nando's.

A fight broke out as officers tried to search a bag belonging to a 17-year-old at the restaurant in Birmingham, at about 23:30 BST on Wednesday.

West Midlands Police said the gun was found in the bag, along with six bullets at the branch on Bishopsgate Street.

Two knives and suspected Class B drugs were found in a search of the group.

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The seven, who are all male and aged between 15 and 19, were arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm.

Det Ch Insp Sam Ridding, from the force's serious and organised crime unit, said: "It is shocking to think that this group of young men were enjoying a meal in a family restaurant while holding a loaded gun."

A spokesman for Nando's said they are helping the police with their enquiries.

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